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Poster: Nuggets Date: Jan 24, 2005 7:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Slow Dowloading Speeds

OK guys here is my problem. For the last couple of weeks I have experenced slow downloading speeds and allot of the time it will time out on me. I have tried many different times of the day and have tried different servers and I still have the same issue. I have a Dell Pentium 3 with wireless DSL. I thought it might have something to do with the wireless connection but my connection always reads very good. I cant figure this out. My speeds used to be in the 80's and 90's kbs and now I'm lucky to get mid 70's. I'm thinking maybe it's something on my end? Any suggestionS would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

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Poster: glenn Date: Jan 24, 2005 8:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

Don't run Internet Explorer while downloading, as it seems to suck up RAM and not return it.

Reboot after using internet explorer. IE seemed to cause most of my downloading slowdowns, until I got a different browser.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jan 24, 2005 11:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

if you do end up moving away from internet exploer for your browsing needs, I HIGHLY suggest Mozilla Firefox. free here:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

it blows IE out of the water, has tabbed browsing, is super stable, and just overall a much more amazing program the IE. i was like you before and was like 'wtf is this firefox thing, i dont' need it i have IE', then i tried it and was blown away. I will never use IE again ...

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Poster: Nuggets Date: Jan 24, 2005 11:02pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

Sounds great guys I might have to try that. But what I was after was why all of a sudden do I get these slow speeds? I have not been doing anything different with my PC. As a matter of fact I recently got a signal extender for my wireless network card and now my signal is awesome.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jan 25, 2005 1:41am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

I think the reason is due to increased traffic at Archive.org. Nothing you can do to fix that. Trying to confirm this, will post if I can.

-Brad

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-01-25 09:41:20

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Poster: Nuggets Date: Jan 25, 2005 2:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

That most definatly sounds resonable. This site does kick some seroius ass. I guess I'll just fool around with some stuff a little more and see what I can come up with. Thanks guys for your suggestions. Peace

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jan 25, 2005 1:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

Tabbed browsing, the killer app! Adblock extension slays also, even though you "can't overdie." ;)

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Poster: tomo Date: Jan 25, 2005 1:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

Yeah, Mozilla is def. a better server. My girlfriends sister showed me it, and I was also blown away! You should try that out. I have been getting slower speeds with downloading, but I think its from all the bit torrenting I have been doing.

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Poster: tomo Date: Jan 25, 2005 1:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

Hey, on that thought...how can i get internet explorer off my computer in one shot? I tried the remove hardware in the control pannel but its not on there. Should I just go through and delete every icon or is there an uninstall somewhere?

Thanks

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Poster: glenn Date: Jan 29, 2005 7:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow Dowloading Speeds

As long as you don't use it, IE is harmless. There is some solution Microsoft provides to remove it completely, but if you just delete the shortcuts to it, and make your other browser the default browser (option during the installation) it won't bother you any more. My only big gripe with it is that it uses up system resources while it's running, and never reallocates memory back to you. I recommend if you do use IE, you reboot before downloading or burning or any RAM-intensive activity.

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